Environmental Engineering and Science

Clemson University

16 months
20958 USD/year
20958 USD/year
10568 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Environmental engineering and science is concerned with the characterization and control of environmental pollution. Emphasis is placed on applying the fundamental principles of the basic engineering sciences through research and design to the solution of environmental problems in natural and engineered systems.


Students may specialize in one of five focus areas:

  • Process Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Subsurface and Surface Processes
  • Sustainable Systems & Environmental Asssesment
  • Nuclear Environmental Engineering and Science.

Course work for the Master of Science (MS) degree program in environmental engineering and science (EES) can be completed in three semesters (about sixteen months). An oral defense is required for the thesis (MS) . A non-thesis MS option can be completed in one calendar year by taking courses during both regular semesters and in the summer. Three courses required of all master’s students cover fundamental physical, chemical, and biological principles of natural and engineered environmental systems. . Remaining course work to meet career-specialization goals is not restricted to EES courses. Students may pursue a specialty in process engineering, subsurface and surface processes, environmental chemistry, sustainable systems, and hazardous and radioactive waste management (including risk assessment, environmental health physics, or radiochemistry).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Engineering Principles
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • Physicochemical Operations I
  • Process and Facility Design for Environmental Control Systems (at least 3 credit hours)
  • Biochemical Operations in Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official GRE scores
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores for International Students
  • Unofficial Transcripts Official Transcripts required upon acceptance. Do not send official transcripts until you have received your letter of acceptance.
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    20958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10479 USD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
  • In-State

    10568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5284 USD per semester and a duration of 16 months.


The Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the Program.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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